Happy Monday! I don't know what the weather is like where you guys are but here in Chicago it is all over the place! And as a result so are my allergies. I spent most of Sunday in bed, which blows considering that I just got over a cold. But what drove me from my sick bed was my excitement to use some of the awesome colors I picked up from American Apparel on Saturday. They were having a fantastic in-store only sale on all of their polish! Some of the colors were only $1 and a few of the colors that they are discontinuing (frown) were $3. I was a bit peeved about the fact that one of the colors, Mouse, was only a dollar. I literally just ordered it online on Wednesday at nearly full price! This always happens to me whenever I pay full price for anything, which I admit isn't very often. So of course- I bought a second bottle, because how could I not for only a dollar? In addition to Mouse I also picked up Hunter, California Trooper, Port, T-Shirt, Factory Gray, and MacArthur Park (I also ordered Army Jacket and Lopez Canyon online). I have been obsessed with American Apparel's nail colors recently. The formula is awesome and they have great retro-style colors. I thought about doing straight swatches but wanted to do something more fun with them. I also haven't done a water marble in quite sometime and I don't think I've ever posted one here so again - manicure synergy! I started with a base of two coats of California Trooper, which is a gorgeous beige, cream, nude-ish color (I always have such a hard time describing neutrals) . For the water marble I used CT, MacArthur Park, Mouse, and China Glaze Kalahari Kiss and Desert Sun. I am a little out of practice with my water marble technique (note my wonky ring finger), but the colors look gorgeous together. I will be posting swatches soon of all of the colors so you can see how gorgeous they are on their own.
America Apparel is sold in stores and online and retails for $6. Also, if you haven't done so already, don't forget to enter my giveaway. One lucky person will win a bottle of Butter London Lovely Jubbly! Giveaway ends September 2nd.